Do you love the culinary arts as I do? Interested in cooking, baking, and reading cookbooks? Yes, I'm one of those who reads cookbooks with the same intensity and concentration as I do a novel or a nonfiction title. That's why it is my good fortune to have the joy of ordering and maintaining the cookery collection. One of my goals is to provide the latest cookbooks as well as a diversified collection, a little bit of something for everyone. Check out our cookbook display by the new nonfiction in the Adult Service area.
We welcome feedback so please share your culinary experiences or comments. I hope you will be excited as I am with the following newly acquired cookbooks:
Baking by James Peterson  - This is a simple title for a very comprehensive guidebook for all bakers with lots of step-by-step instructions, recipes, photographs, and how-to-techniques. This impressive classic book is the sequel to Peterson's highly acclaimed book Cooking, a James Beard Award winner for 2008
Asian Dumplings: Mastering Gyozas, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More  by Andrea Nguyen
Have you eaten those delicate soup dumplings or succulent crispy potstickers or mini buns at dim sum restaurants? Now you can make these tasty morsels at home! Ms. Nguyen includes the recipes for making the doughs, skins, and wrappers as well as the versatile fillings from various Asian cuisines. You will be surprised at how easy it is to make some of these "bit of the heart" treats (translation of dim sum).
Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking  by Michael Ruhlman
Did you ever wonder how these chefs create dishes without memorizing the exact measurements? The secret is out...it's not magic! It's all in the proportions, that is, culinary ratios. This astute award-winning author illuminates us in the use of ratios for doughs, batters, stocks, sauces, sausages, and custards. Maybe we won't need to follow recipes anymore!